The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 89 81 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs citing SLA 180 199 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.95% 2.91% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.10% 33.33% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 139 170 155
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
598 597 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.81% 8.73% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 472 446 452
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 81 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Cheshire +13 58 £36,000 +10.76% 15
Lancashire +6 18 £28,750 +51.31%
Merseyside -16 10 £50,000 - 2
Cumbria - 10 £55,000 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 181 (42.79%) ITIL
2 110 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 109 (25.77%) Service Delivery
4 105 (24.82%) Windows
5 103 (24.35%) Finance
6 91 (21.51%) SQL
7 77 (18.20%) MS Excel
8 76 (17.97%) Service Management
9 73 (17.26%) MS Office
10 71 (16.78%) Cisco
11 65 (15.37%) Telecoms
12 57 (13.48%) Active Directory
12 57 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (13.24%) Cisco Certification
14 52 (12.29%) SQL Server
15 51 (12.06%) Project Management
16 47 (11.11%) WAN
17 46 (10.87%) CCNA
18 41 (9.69%) Firewall
18 41 (9.69%) VMware
19 40 (9.46%) Change Management
19 40 (9.46%) LAN
20 38 (8.98%) Degree
21 37 (8.75%) DNS
22 35 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
22 35 (8.27%) Security Cleared
23 34 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
23 34 (8.04%) Windows 7
24 33 (7.80%) VoIP
24 33 (7.80%) TCP/IP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.57%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.26%) Lync
4 16 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.84%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.95%) Apache
9 4 (0.95%) IIS
9 4 (0.95%) nginx
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.71%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.47%) CMS
11 2 (0.47%) Moodle
11 2 (0.47%) Drupal
11 2 (0.47%) WordPress
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 77 (18.20%) MS Excel
2 73 (17.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Project
3 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 12 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
1 12 (2.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 9 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (2.13%) Oracle AGIS
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.18%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.71%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.71%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.11%) WAN
2 41 (9.69%) Firewall
3 40 (9.46%) LAN
4 37 (8.75%) DNS
5 33 (7.80%) TCP/IP
5 33 (7.80%) VoIP
6 32 (7.57%) MPLS
7 31 (7.33%) DHCP
8 26 (6.15%) BGP
8 26 (6.15%) Wireless
9 22 (5.20%) VPN
10 19 (4.49%) Internet
11 17 (4.02%) Broadband
12 13 (3.07%) PBX
13 12 (2.84%) SAN
13 12 (2.84%) QSIG
13 12 (2.84%) NAS
14 11 (2.60%) DPNSS
14 11 (2.60%) DECT
14 11 (2.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (3.07%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (2.84%) DB2
6 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.71%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.47%) MySQL
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.47%) MSI
4 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 103 (24.35%) Finance
2 65 (15.37%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.20%) Retail
4 12 (2.84%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.84%) Billing
5 10 (2.36%) Legal
6 9 (2.13%) Back Office
6 9 (2.13%) Publishing
7 7 (1.65%) Advertising
8 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.42%) Marketing
9 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.95%) Local Government
10 3 (0.71%) Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (20.57%) Analyst
2 82 (19.39%) Service Manager
3 40 (9.46%) Service Analyst
4 38 (8.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (7.57%) Network Engineer
6 28 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
8 25 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
8 25 (5.91%) Services Delivery Manager
9 24 (5.67%) Developer
9 24 (5.67%) IT Services Manager
10 22 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (4.73%) Support Engineer
12 17 (4.02%) Consultant
12 17 (4.02%) Team Leader
13 14 (3.31%) Systems Support
14 13 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
14 13 (3.07%) Desktop Support
14 13 (3.07%) Systems Support Analyst
14 13 (3.07%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.67%) .NET
1 24 (5.67%) Web Services
2 13 (3.07%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.13%) WinForms
3 9 (2.13%) HTML
4 7 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (1.65%) Grails
4 7 (1.65%) HTML5
4 7 (1.65%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.65%) CSS
5 6 (1.42%) LINQ
6 4 (0.95%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.71%) EDI
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.47%) Middleware
8 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.60%) Life Science
5 10 (2.36%) Statistics
6 7 (1.65%) Replication
6 7 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (1.42%) iSeries
8 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) NHS
10 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.47%) EPoS
11 2 (0.47%) AS400
12 1 (0.24%) Handset
12 1 (0.24%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (24.82%) Windows
2 34 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 34 (8.04%) Windows 7
3 30 (7.09%) Windows XP
4 27 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.31%) UNIX
7 12 (2.84%) Windows Vista
7 12 (2.84%) Linux
8 9 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (42.79%) ITIL
2 109 (25.77%) Service Delivery
3 76 (17.97%) Service Management
4 51 (12.06%) Project Management
5 40 (9.46%) Change Management
6 35 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (7.33%) Incident Management
8 30 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (5.44%) Mentoring
10 21 (4.96%) Operations Management
10 21 (4.96%) Problem Management
11 20 (4.73%) ITIL V3
12 19 (4.49%) Risk Management
13 18 (4.26%) Business Continuity
13 18 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 18 (4.26%) Time Management
14 17 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
15 16 (3.78%) Validation
16 14 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.51%) SQL
2 26 (6.15%) C#
3 16 (3.78%) VB.NET
4 15 (3.55%) Java
5 13 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.65%) Ruby
7 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.95%) RPG
8 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.47%) PHP
10 2 (0.47%) R
11 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (13.24%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (10.87%) CCNA
3 38 (8.98%) Degree
4 35 (8.27%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.57%) CCNP
6 29 (6.86%) SC Cleared
7 27 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (4.73%) MCP
10 17 (4.02%) MCSE
11 9 (2.13%) MCSA
11 9 (2.13%) CCDA
12 8 (1.89%) ACCA
12 8 (1.89%) CIMA
13 7 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.95%) ISEB
14 4 (0.95%) CISSP
14 4 (0.95%) CISM
15 3 (0.71%) MCITP
16 2 (0.47%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.49%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.36%) QA
4 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 57 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.95%) XenApp
6 3 (0.71%) XenServer
6 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (4.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (3.31%) SCCM
3 12 (2.84%) OpenView
4 4 (0.95%) Nessus
5 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.47%) SCOM
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 110 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (16.78%) Cisco
3 41 (9.69%) VMware
4 33 (7.80%) Oracle
5 24 (5.67%) HP
6 20 (4.73%) Citrix
7 14 (3.31%) Fortinet
8 12 (2.84%) Avaya
8 12 (2.84%) IBM
8 12 (2.84%) Lotus
9 8 (1.89%) Nortel
9 8 (1.89%) Dell
9 8 (1.89%) SAP
9 8 (1.89%) BT
10 7 (1.65%) RedPrairie
10 7 (1.65%) Juniper
11 6 (1.42%) Ericsson
11 6 (1.42%) Hitachi
11 6 (1.42%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.42%) Nokia
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 45 minutes ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
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